– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The Transformers films have had a long and storied history on the big screen. While the first movie was charming enough, it didn’t take long for the franchise to go off the deep end into dark territory. In fact, so dark was the territory, that it quickly became a slog to get through each one.

With director Michael Bay at the helm of the franchise, some have given up hope altogether that this next entry will be anything more than we’ve seen for the past several movies. However, it can’t be overlooked that the latest entry in the franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight, is the first product of the writer’s room, led by Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman.

This is an admittedly difficult thing to judge based on the trailers, because rarely has there been a bad Transformers trailer. This is a trend that continues in the next spot for the Super Bowl.

Check out the spot below:

The official synopsis for Transformers: The Last Knight is as follows:

“The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone.  The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.  Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).”

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference.  In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes.  Heroes will become villains.  Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

What do you think of this extended Super Bowl spot? Could this be the one to turn around the franchise? Let us know your thoughts below!

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SOURCE: Paramount

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.